Recognition Part 3: History of Recognition Theory artwork
Insert Philosophy Here

Recognition Part 3: History of Recognition Theory

  • E8
  • 20:09
  • April 11th 2022

Third part of my series on recognition. In this episode, I trace the history of the philosophy of recognition, focusing on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, G.W.F. Hegel, and Axel Honneth.

Insert Philosophy Here

The world needs more philosophy.

More to the point, we all need to engage with the world with a more philosophical attitude.

I’m Douglas Giles, a philosophy professor. I started writing content for the Internet in 1994 and since 1998 I’ve taught philosophy in higher education. In 2018, I decided to leave the academic rat race, stop teaching full-time, and spend more time writing. is an expression of my desire to bring philosophy out of the insular Ivory Tower and its musty journals and into everyday life. I still teach Intro to Philosophy courses online and I learn a lot from my students about how philosophy connects with people.

I am a teacher and I am a scholar. As a scholar, I seek to understand the causes of bigotry and injustice so we can decrease their occurrence. I’m also interested in the intersection of philosophy and culture and the construction and maintenance of meaning. specializing in social philosophy and personal identity. I am looking for projects and partnerships working with others dedicated to the goal of understanding and alleviating injustice.

Support Us

Donations support the Insert Philosophy Here project. Your donations not only tell me you appreciate my efforts, but enable me to prioritize making more content. I remain fond of having a place to live and eating, so I have to prioritize paying work. :)